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Top 10 cultural experiences

  1. UNESCO World Heritage
    Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. In Telemark both Rjukan and Notodden are on the UNESCO list.
  2. Welcome to Theodor Kittelsen’s childhood home.
    1. 19 Jun 202122 Aug 2021
  3. Notodden Blues Festival is the largest blues festival in Europe, and it is widely known as "Europe's best blues experience". The first weekend in August every year Notodden Blues Festival serves up the best in Norwegian and international blues.
  4. Great view towards Vemork at the end of the trail.
    The Saboteurs' trail is the world-famous route the Norwegian Resistance used during the Second World War.
  5. Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828. His childhood home is just a few kilometers north of Skien city centre.
    1. 1 May 202131 Aug 2021
    2. 1 May 202231 Aug 2022
  6. Did you know that some of E. Munch's most famous works are painted in Kragerø? Take a walk in Munch's footsteps through the streets of Kragerø and visit the places where he found inspiration for his art. You´ll find plates with information and motives along the route.
  7. To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.
    1. 1 May 202014 Jun 2020
    2. 1 May 202115 Sep 2021
    3. 16 Aug 202015 Sep 2020
    4. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
    5. 15 Jun 202115 Aug 2021
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    8. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  8. little boy sitting on a porcelain car at Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory
    Norway's only porcelain factory, Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory, is located in Porsgrunn and is known for high quality and innovative design.
    1. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
    2. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
    3. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021
  9. Theater festival with a wide program, with everything from experimental stage art, circus and great outdoor performances.
    1. 14 Jun 202218 Jun 2022

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  1. Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest wooden stave church in Norway.
    1. 8 Jun 202120 Sep 2021
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    3. 4 Sep 20215 Sep 2021
    4. 8 Jun 202220 Sep 2022
  2. Telemarksgalleriet and Lysebuen shows art and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early nineteenth century.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    4. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
    5. 16 May 202031 Dec 2020
    6. 16 May 202131 Dec 2021